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Re: xml-parse-file and text properties

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: xml-parse-file and text properties
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 10:00:13 -0400
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>     It seems cleaner to me to define a property symbol (like `composition' or
>     `fontified') as "necessary" to the text if it (the symbol) has a non-nil
>     value for one of its properties -- say, `necessary', or `textual'.  Then
>     there could be `strip-superficial-properties' that removed text properties
>     whose names lacked the property.

> I think that is a good idea.

Maybe an approach along the lines of what we do with front-sticky would make
sense, this way every particular use of a property can be separately marked
as needing to be kept or not.


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